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[audio]Rag Radio 2012-11-09 - Berlin-Based Activist David MacBryde on Germany & the Eurozone - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Former Austin peace and justice activist David MacBryde -- a Berlin-based correspondent for The Rag Blog -- offers a progressive perspective on developments in Germany and the Eurozone, including the European Occupy Movement and economic justice and environmental activities. MacBryde is a faith and economics-based social activist with roots in the Quaker church. Much of his work in Germany has involved the “Swords to Plowshares” movement, especially in the work of converting military bases t...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David MacBryde; German Politics; Eurozone; Austin History; SDS; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 67
[audio]Rag Radio 05-25-2010 / Documentary Photographer Alan Pogue - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Conversation with Alan Pogue about photography as journalism and art, Alan's career, the Sixties and social change, and The Rag, Austin's underground newspapers in the 60s-70s. Guest: Alan Pogue, renowned award-winning photojournalist, social activist, and author -- and recent inductee into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. Alan was the staff photographer at The Rag and is a contributor to The Rag Blog...
Keywords: Underground Press; Photography; Alan Pogue; Photojournalism; The Rag; Thorne Dreyer; The Rag Blog; Sixties
Downloads: 58
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-10-26 / Writer and Peace Activist Alice Embree - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Alice Embree was a leader in the 60s New Left, working in civil rights and with SDS in Austin where she was a founder of the underground newspaper The Rag. She also worked with underground newpaper RAT in New York. A pioneer of the women's liberation movement, her essay was included in Robin Morgan's classic feminist anthology, "Sisterhood is Powerful." Alice went to Chile with an exchange program, and worked with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), and later was involved with ...
Keywords: The Rag, Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Alice Embree; Feminists; Sixties; Peace Activists; Underground Press; The Rag Blog; Under the Hood; New Left; Austin; SDS; Journalists; CodePink; The Rag
Downloads: 53
[audio]Rag Radio 10-27-2009 / Transportation, Growth & the Environment - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Transportation policy, growth and the environment, with a focus on Austin and Texas. Guests: •Dick Kallerman – Transportation chair, Austin chapter of the Sierra Club; Chairman, Save Our Springs Alliance of Austin. •Roger Baker – Environmental and transportation activist; Board member, SOS Alliance; a founder of ASPO-USA; and contributor to The Rag Blog. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Transportation; Environment; Growth; Planning; Austin; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 16
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-09-14 - Famed Texas Civil Rights & Labor Attorney David Richards - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David Richards is a Texas civil rights and labor lawyer who has argued extensively before the U.S. and Texas Supreme Courts. According to Texas Monthly magazine, Richards, who is the ex-husband of the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, "has earned his place in Texas history" as "a rebel-rousing civil-rights lawyer who fought to make Texas just." Among his more notable cases were ones that established single member legislative districts in Texas and that declared the Texas obscenity statute unconstitu...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David Richards; Civil Rights; Texas History; The Rag
Downloads: 66
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-28 / TX Observer Editor Bob Moser & Poet-Playwright Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bob Moser edits The Texas Observer. A native North Carolinian, he edited the award-winning Independent Weekly before being named a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Bob has been a senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and a senior editor at The Nation. He's the author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority. Texas native Gregg Barrios is a playwright and poet who wrote for the Los Angeles Times, was a book editor at the San Antonio Express-News, an editorial page...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Moser; Gregg Barrios; Texas Observer; Journalists; Poets; Playwrights; The Rag; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 02-16-2010 / Author and 60s Activist Dick Reavis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Dick Reavis, author, educator, journalist, 60s activist. Reavis teaches journalism at North Carolina State University. His latest book is "Catching Out: The Secret Life of Day Laborers." He was active in SDS in the Sixties, has worked for daily papers and magazines, including the Texas Observer and Texas Monthly, where he was a senior editor. He also wrote for Austin's underground paper, The Rag, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog...
Keywords: Underground Press; Dick Reavis; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Sixties; SDS; Activists; Authors; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Branch Davidian
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 11-03-2009 / The Poetry of Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz -- both regular contributors to The Rag Blog -- read and discuss their poetry as well as their personal histories, how they work, and issues involving poetry and social change. Guests:*Mariann Wizard is a political activist, writer -- she writes scientific reviews of natural medicines -- and widely published poet. Mariann was a founder of The Rag in Austin in 1966 and was active in the 60s New Left...
Keywords: -Mariann Wizard, Larry Piltz, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Poetry, Poets, Writers, Activists, The Rag, The Rag Blog, New Left, Sixties
Downloads: 25
[audio]Rag Radio 01-12-2010 /Trial Judge, Cherokee Indian and 60s activist Steve Russell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Steve Russell, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a Texas trial court judge by assignment. He's a retired associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University, and a veteran of 60s activism and a former staffer at Austin's underground paper, The Rag. He is a columnist for Indian Country Today and a contributor to The Rag Blog. We discuss crime and punishment, the status of American Indians, and issues facing progressives today...
Keywords: Steve Russell; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Criminal Justice; Judges; Native Americans; American Indians; Educators; Underground Press; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Activists; Austin History
Downloads: 53
[audio]Rag Radio 11-10-2009 / Journalism Professor Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte. A discussion of journalism and journalism education in America. The guest discusses her personal history in journalism, the question of diversity in the news media and gender relations in the educational system. Guest: •Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte – Associate Professor in Journalism, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of Texas-Austin...
Keywords: -Journalism, Education, University of Texas, New Journalism Project, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 40
[audio]Rag Radio 05-11-2010 / Novelist Marc Estrin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Marc Estrin about literature, theater, and the movement for peace and justice. Guest: Marc Estrin is a writer and peace activist who lives in Burlington, VT. An award-winning novelist, he is also a theatrical director, a classical musician, and a puppeteer with the famed Bread and Puppet Theater. He is also a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. Producer and host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Marc Estrin; Thorne Dreyer; Literature; Theater; Peace Movement, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-12-03 / Environmentalist Bruce Melton on Climate Science and Global Warming - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bruce Melton is an Austin-based civil engineer and a student of climate science. He is an environmental researcher, trained outreach specialist, a green builder, an environmental filmmaker, and a regular contributor to The Rag Blog on climate change and global warming. Bruce Melton was one of eight Austinites named as a "Hero of Climate Change" by Good Life Magazine. He has been translating and interpreting scholarly science publications for two decades...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Bruce Melton; Climate Change; Environment; Global Warming; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 45
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-08-10 - Bruce Melton & Roger Baker on Climate Change & the Global 'Tipping Point' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Rag Blog writers Bruce Melton and Roger Baker discuss developments in climate science, including the current record-setting heat wave and drought, in the context of increasing global warming caused by man-made climate change. And they talk about the potential confluence of global crises -- including climate change, peak oil, population growth, and the widespread destruction of ecosystems -- that could lead to major global disasters including famine and hunger wars...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bruce Melton; Roger Baker; Climate Change; Global Warming; Environment; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-03-23 - Rag Blog Writers Jay D. Jurie and Roger Baker - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Roger Baker and Jay D. Jurie are regular contributors to the progressive Internet news magazine, The Rag Blog. On the program, they discuss issues related to two recently-published articles. Jurie had reported on the Florida killing of black youth Trayvon Martin by a self-appointed neighborhood vigilante (and the massive public reaction to that killing), and Baker's article discussed the growing impact of high gas prices on average Americans and on the society-at-large...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Roger Baker; Trayvon Martin; High Gas Prices; Vigilante Justice; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 37
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-07-13 - Peace Activist Jim Turpin on the "Myth of American Exceptionalism" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Peace Activist and writer Jim Turpin discusses issues related to his article, "The Myth of American Exceptionalism," published by The Rag Blog ( Turpin points out that the United States is number one in the world in military spending with troop presence in over 150 countries; has record levels of hunger, poverty and unemployment; has seen the rise of an Orwellian national security state; and has experienced "obscene accumulation of wealth by a corporate plutocracy" -- wi...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jim Turpin; Thorne Dreyer; American Exceptionalism; Activists; Writers; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 63
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-11-19 / Author Philip Russell on The History of Mexico - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Philip Russell is an author and historian who lives in Austin. His sixth book is "The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present." It traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest to the election of 2006. Russell became fascinated with Mexico when visiting that country to explore caves and then spent many months hiking with a backpack to Indian villages without roads...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Philip Russell; Thorne Dreyer; Mexico; Authors; The Rag; Historians
Downloads: 80
[audio]Rag Radio 10-06-2009 / Journalist Larry Ray - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Conversation with Larry Ray, Rag Blog columnist and retired television journalist. Reflections on a life in journalism, including a stint as a television news host in Austin in the 1950’s and as a war correspondent in Vietnam. Produced and hosted by Thorne Dreyer.
Keywords: Larry Ray; Journalism; Vietnam; Austin; The Rag BLog; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 34
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-07 -- Political Consultant and Progressive Blogger Glenn W. Smith - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Glenn W. Smith is a writer, blogger, activist, and political consultant. He is the creator of DogCanyon, a political and cultural website covering state, national, and global issues from a Texas perspective. Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for governor of Texas and worked for former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby and U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen. In 2004, he authored the highly acclaimed book, "The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction." He was a political ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W. Smith; Journalists; Bloggers; DogCanyon; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 29
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-05-31 - Philosophy Scholar Bill Meacham, Author of "How to Be an Excellent Human" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bill Meacham is an independent scholar in philosophy and the author of the book "How To Be an Excellent Human: Mysticism, Evolutionary Psychology and the Good Life." Also an activist and former staffer at Austin's '60s-‘70s underground paper, The Rag, Bill studied philosophy at Williams College, Columbia University, and the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Ph.D. Meacham also spent many years working as a computer programmer, systems analyst, and project manager...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bill Meacham; Thorne Dreyer; Philosophy; Morality; Ethics; Authors; The Rag; Mysticism
Downloads: 88
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-04-20 - David P. Hamilton & Philip L. Russell on 2012 Elections in France & Mexico - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David P. Hamilton and Philip L. Russell are long-time Austin-based writers and activists who have recently written comprehensive analytical articles about the upcoming presidential elections in France and Mexico, respectively, for The Rag Blog ( They discuss those elections, the issues involved, and the potential political ramifications. They also discuss the recent Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, and especially issues related to the drug war and drug lega...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; David P. Hamilton; Philip Russell; France; Mexico; The Rag Blog; World Politics
Downloads: 66
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-12-30 - Bruce Melton on the Real World Effects of Climate Change - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bruce Melton is a professional engineer, environmental researcher, filmmaker, writer, green builder, and front man for the band, Climate Change. His main mission is filming and reporting on the impacts of climate change happening now. Bruce Melton’s new book is Climate Discovery Chronicles. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. This is Bruce Melton’s second visit to Rag Radio. We discuss the current real-world effects of climate change and global warming, including events like the gre...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bruce Melton; Climate Change; Global Warming; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 68
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-10-07 - Activist/Journalist Jonah Raskin, Author of 'Marijuanaland' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Jonah Raskin has written about cannabis politics and culture since the 1970s. His latest book is Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War. Set in California's Emerald Triangle during the unsuccessful Prop. 19 campaign to legalize some marijuana possession, the book looks at marijuana-influenced culture, politics, economics, medicine, and law. Raskin has authored 12 books, including biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Jack London, and he created the story and characters for th...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Jonah Raskin; Marijuana, Drug Laws, Authors, Journalists, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-08-31/ Underground Press Historian Sean Stewart - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Sean Stewart is working on an illustrated oral history of the 60s underground press to be released by PM Press in the fall of 2011. The project grew out of an underground press exhibit at Babylon Falling, an independent revolutionary bookstore and art gallery that Sean ran in San Francisco. Born in 1979 of Jamaican parents, Sean spent his formative years in Kingston. We discuss the underground press, its historical context, and some of the people who made it happen, as well as his experiences wi...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Sean Stewart; Underground Press; Sixties; Jamaica; Oral History; The Rag
Downloads: 106
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-03-04 / Historian John McMillian, author of "Smoking Typewriters" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
John McMillian is Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University. He is the author of "Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America," published by Oxford University Press, January 2011. He is the co-editor of "The Radical Reader," "The New Left Revisited," "Protest Nation," and "The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture." He lives in Atlanta, Georgia...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; John McMillian; Underground Press; The Rag; Liberation News Service; Sixties; American History
Downloads: 64
[audio]Rag Radio 01-26-2010 / Author and Adventurer Tom Miller - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Tom Miller, author, adventurer, and 60s activist and underground journalist. His writing, much of it about the American Southwest, has appeared in major publications including Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Life, and The New York Times. He has published six books, his latest being "Revenge of the Seguaro." His work has also appeared on The Rag Blog. He lives in Tucson and the University of Arizona Library has acquired his archives and exhibited his papers...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Tom Miller; Thorne Dreyer; Underground Press; Authors; Adventurers; Yippies; Sixties; Activists; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 55
[audio]RagRadio2011-05-13 / Artist, Musician, Actor & Comic Kerry Awn - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Kerry Awn is an acclaimed artist, muralist, musician, actor, and comic. Since the '70s he's been one of Austin's premier rock poster and album cover artists, and his illustrations appeared prominently in underground papers The Rag and Space City!. Kerry has spent over three decades in Austin performing with the famed sketch comedy group, Esther's Follies, the comedy rock band Uranium Savages, and as a stand-up comic...
Keywords: Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Kerry Awn; Artists; Musicians; Esther's Follies; The Rag; Space City; Uranium Savages
Downloads: 50
[audio]Rag Radio 02-23-2010 / Underground Journalist Jim Retherford - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Conversation with Jim Retherford. Retherford was editor of early 60s underground paper The Spectator in Bloomington, Indiana, and was active with the theatrical protest group, the Yippies. He was ghostwriter for Jerry Rubin's iconic book, "Do It!" Jim has worked in alternative and commercial journalism and graphic design and is active in progressive politics in Austin. He is a contributor to The Rag Blog and a director of the New Journalism Project...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Jim Retherford; Thorne Dreyer; The Rag Blog; Underground Press; Yippies; Sixties; Activists; Journalists; Jerry Rubin; FBI; COINTELPRO
Downloads: 39
[movies]Funny or Die Video 4774: The Rag - Funny or Die
A great new feminine hygiene product!
Keywords: Funny or Die Video Archive; The Rag; brimer; feminine hygiene; gurley; merritt; oren; pad; product; salsa; tampon
Downloads: 10
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-08-10 / Satirist and Realist Editor Paul Krassner: Take Two - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Rag Radio 2010-08-10 - Paul Krassner -- legendary "investigative satirist" -- returns for a second show. Krassner -- founder and editor of The Realist, author, activist, journalist, stand-up comic, radio personality, counterculture icon, a founder of the Yippies, and, according to the FBI, "a raving, unconfined nut" -- is Thorne Dreyer's guest for an encore performance. They discuss Krassner's working relationship and friendship with comic Lenny Bruce, some history of satirical topical comedy, a...
Keywords: Underground Press; Rag Radio; Paul Krassner; Thorne Dreyer; Lenny Bruce; Comics; Journalists; Satirists, The Realist, The Rag
Downloads: 114
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-07-29 / "Politics and Spirituality" with Author, Editor, and Sixties Activist Sarito Carol Neiman - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Sarito Carol Neiman was an editor of the pioneering underground newspaper, The Rag, in 1966 Austin (along with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer), and later edited New Left Notes, the national newspaper of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). With then-husband Greg Calvert, Neiman co-authored one of the seminal books of the New Left, "A Disrupted History: The New Left and the New Capitalism," published by Random House in 1971...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Sarito Carol Neiman; Thorne Dreyer; New Left; The Rag; SDS; Osho; Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh; Authors
Downloads: 67
[audio]Rag Radio 12-08-2009 / Remembering Molly Ivins w/Bill Minutaglio & Kaye Northcott - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Remembering Molly Ivins with author Bill Minutaglio and journalist Kaye Northcott. Reflections on the great Texas author, newspaper columnist, populist, humorist, and legendary character -- who died recently after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Guests: *Bill Minutaglio, an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of "Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life" with W...
Keywords: -Molly Ivins; Bill Minutaglio; Kaye Northcott; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Authors; Texas Observer; The Rag; Texas History; Populists
Downloads: 42
[audio]Rag Radio 03-30-2010 / Author and former Yippie Jonah Raskin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Jonah Raskin about the California Marijuana Initiative, Sixties activism, and much more. Raskin is an activist and educator, the author of a dozen books, the former Minister of Information for the Yippies and member of SDS, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. He teaches media law at Sonoma State University in northern California. Also participating: Mariann Wizard. Host and producer: Thorne Dreyer...
Keywords: -Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jonah Raskin, Mariann Wizard, California Marijuana Initiative, Yippies, SDS, Sixties, Activists, Authors, Educators, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 31
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-07-22 / Sustainability Activist Scott Pittman, founder of Permaculture Institute - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Scott Pittman is a sustainability activist and permaculture teacher. He was a founder of the Permaculture Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and helped to establish the permaculture movement in the U.S. Southwest. The mission of the Permaculture Institute is to promote sustainable living skills through education, networking, and demonstration projects. Scott's experience includes working with indigenous and traditional people worldwide, designing projects that range from backyards to thousand-ac...
Keywords: The Rag; Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Wayne Kramer; Scott Pittman; Permaculture; Sustainability; Sixties; Activists; Educators
Downloads: 41
[audio]Poet, Playwright, Journalist, Filmmaker, and Critic Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest is Gregg Barrios, a San Antonio-based journalist, playwright, poet, filmmaker, and critic. He is a 2013 USC Annenberg Getty Fellow and serves on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. Gregg, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and other major media outlets, and on The Rag Blog, was editorial page editor for the Spanish language daily Rumbo and during the Chicano movement, edited the Raza Unida newspaper, La Verdad...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Gregg Barrios; Poets; Playwrights; Filmmakers; The Rag; Underground Press; Book Critics; San Antonio Writers; Chicano Activists
Downloads: 18
[audio]Rag Radio 2009-09-29 / The Rag & the Underground Press - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-The story of The Rag, Austin’s influential underground paper (1966-1977), and the historic role of the Sixties underground press. Guests: *Alice Embree - a founder of The Rag, leader in 60’s New Left and women’s movement. Austin activist. Board member of New Journalism Project and contributor to The Rag Blog. *Jeffrey Shero Nightbyrd – a founder of Austin’s Sixties underground paper, The Rag, and editor of the Austin Sun and New York’s RAT...
Keywords: The Rag; Underground Press; Jeff Shero Nightbyrd; Alice Embree; Alan Pogue; James Retherford; Thorne Dreyer; Sixties; Rag Radio; Jeff Shero
Downloads: 60
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-03-09 / Cartoonist and Underground Comix Artist Gilbert Shelton - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Gilbert Shelton is, along with R. Crumb, the most famous of the 60s underground comix artists and he is still going strong. He is the creator of such iconic comic strips as the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy's Cat, and Wonder Wart Hog. The Freak Brothers were originally published in The Rag and then appeared in papers all over the world. An animated movie featuring the Freak Brothers is under development...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Gilbert Shelton; Thorne Dreyer; Comix; Austin; Underground Press; The Rag; Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers; Texas Ranger; Cartoonists
Downloads: 173
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-11-14 - Tom Hayden & Carl Davidson with a Progressive Look Forward from the 2014 Elections - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Tom Hayden and Carl Davidson, two of the leading figures on the democratic left in the United States, join host Thorne Dreyer in analyzing the 2014 mid-term elections and looking at a path forward for progressives committed to building a movement for basic social change, inside and/or outside the existing political parties. Tom Hayden, an enduring progressive voice in American society, served in the California Legislature for nearly two decades...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Tom Hayden; Carl Davidson; Progressive Politics; 2014 Elections; SDS; The Rag Blog; Sixties; Peace Movement
Downloads: 25
[audio]Rag Radio 01-05-2010 / Arts Advocate and Gay Activist Jeff Jones - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Jeff Jones. Jones, based in San Francisco and Austin, is a fundraising and planning consultant and grant writer for arts organization. Also an activist in the LGBT/queer community and the movement for social justice, Jeff was co-founder of the Mobilization against AIDS and the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco. An SDSer in 60s Austin and a staffer at the underground paper The Rag, Jeff was president of the student body at the University of Texas at Austin, 1970-1971...
Keywords: Jeff Jones; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; LGBT; Gay Activists; UT-Austin; New Left; Austin History; Arts; San Francisco; SDS, The Rag; Underground Press
Downloads: 59
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-08-24 / Immigration Attorney Barbara Hines - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Barbara Hines is a famed immigration attorney and a clinical law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who has been involved in landmark litigation defending the constitutional and statutory rights of immigrants. In 2000, Texas Lawyer Magazine named her one of 100 Texas “Legal Legends” of the 20th century. She and her students gained international notice for their work in drawing attention to the T...
Keywords: Underground Press, Rag Radio; Barbara Hines; Thorne Dreyer; Immigration; UT-Austin; T. Don Hutto; The Rag; Women's Movement; Immigration Attorneys; Educators
Downloads: 39
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-08-17 / Filmmaker Gary Chason - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
A discussion with Gary Chason. Chason is a film and theatrical producer and director, a screenwriter and playwright, an actor and acting coach. He was also a casting director for major filmmakers, including Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich, working on such films as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, The Getaway, Brewster McCloud, and Pretty Baby. His work in legitimate theater includes a highly acclaimed production of Michael McClure's The Beard in Houston in 1975...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Gary Chason; Filmmakers; Thorne Dreyer; Theater; Screenwriters; Directors; Indie Film; Austin; SDS; The Rag; Sixties; Sexual Freedom League; Underground Press
Downloads: 29
[audio]Rag Radio 02-09-2010 / Environmental Landscaper David Mahler - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with environmental landscaper David Mahler. Mahler was active with SDS in Sixties Austin and involved with the pioneering underground paper, The Rag. He was a founder of Austin's historic Greenbriar School, which offered a radical alternative to traditional education. He was a pioneer in habitat restoration and does wetland construction, native plant landscaping, education, and park and trail design...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David Mahler; Sixties; Austin; The Rag; Underground Press; SDS; Greenbriar School; Alternative Education; Habitat Restoration; Environmental Landscaping; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 26
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-07-26 - Central Fla Prof Jay D Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer discusses the Legacy of Trayvon Martin with University of Central Florida public administration professor Jay D. Jurie and Austin-based attorney Gary Bledsoe, president of the NAACP of Texas. Jay D. Jurie, Ph.D., is a resident of Sanford, Florida, site of the Trayvon Martin killing and trial, where he is an associate professor of public administration and urban and regional planning at the University of Central Florida...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Gary Bledsoe; Jay D. Jurie; Trayvon Martin; NAACP; Racism; Stand Your Ground; Racial Profiling; Sanford, FL, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 29
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-12-10 / Journalist and Environmental Activist Harvey Wasserman - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Harvey Wasserman is an activist, author, investigative journalist, editor, talk show host, and educator. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth and Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States. He helped break the news stories surrounding the theft of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. In 1968 he helped found the legendary anti-war Liberation News Service (LNS)...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Harvey Wasserman; No Nukes; The Rag Blog; Authors; Activists; Journalists; Liberation News Service; Underground Press; Sixties; Alternative Energy
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-09-12 - The Rag Blog's Lamar W Hankins on Scandal at Fundamentalist Church of Wells Cult in East Texas - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Lamar W. Hankins, a columnist for The Rag Blog and a former San Marcos City Attorney, discusses his investigative reporting about a major scandal involving an East Texas fundamentalist church. And we also address Rick Perry's legal problems, about which Hankins has also written. Lamar's Rag Blog article (at about the very cultish Church of Wells went viral, attracting thousands of readers, well over a thousand Facebook shares, and more than 200 impassioned comments...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Lamar W. Hankins; The Rag Blog; Church of Wells; Faith Healing; Criminal Justice; Fundamentalist Christianity; Texas Cults; Texas Attorneys
Downloads: 116
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-10-24 - Cesar Chavez Biographer Miriam Pawel with Poet/Critic Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guests are Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel, author of "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez," and poet/critic Gregg Barrios. Pawel was a featured author at the 2014 Texas Book Festival in Austin, where she appeared in conversation moderated by Barrios. On Rag Radio, we discuss Pawel's latest book, "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez," the first biography of the founder of the United Farm Workers Union, and Barrios reads from his collection of poetry, La Causa...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Miriam Pawel; Gregg Barrios; Cesar Chavez; Biographers; Journalists; The Crusades of Cesar Chavez; The Rag; Underground Press; United Farmworkers Union; Labor History; Chicano Movement
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio - 2010-08-03 / Satirist and Realist Editor Paul Krassner: Part One - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
An author, journalist, and stand-up comedian, Paul Krassner was the founder and editor of the legendary journal of social and political satire, The Realist. He was a founder of the Youth International Party (the Yippies), and was a member of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters. He was a radio personality in San Francisco, known as “Rumpleforeskin.” His writing has appeared in major publications, including Playboy, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, National Lampoon, Mad Magazine, and The Village Voice...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Paul Krassner; Thorne Dreyer; The Realist; Underground Press; The Rag; The Sixties; Satirists; Editors; Yippies; Groucho Marx; Rag Radio
Downloads: 214
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-09-14 / New Left Leader and Underground Press Editor Jeffrey Nightbyrd - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Jeffrey Nightbyrd was a major figure in the Sixties New Left and the underground and alternative press. Nightbyrd -- formerly Jeff Shero -- served as national vice president of SDS and was active with the Yippies. He was a founder of The Rag in Austin and edited the Austin Sun and New York's RAT. The Rag was one of the most influential of the first wave of underground papers and RAT gained national noteriety for its political and cultural coverage...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jeff Shero Nightbyrd; Thorne Dreyer; Abbie Hoffman; New Left; SDS; Sixties; Underground Press; Austin Sun; The Rag; Michael Eakin; Yippies
Downloads: 86
[audio]Rag Radio 04-20-2010 / Legendary armadillo artist Jim Franklin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Jim Franklin, Austin's legendary surrealist poster and comix artist, painter, muralist, and performance artist. Developed the armadillo as an international symbol for Texas. Played an important role in Austin's most important 60s-70s rock hall/counterculture centers: was a founder of the Vulcan Gas Company and helped make Armadillo World Headquarters famous as artist and MC. A pioneer of Sixties psychedelic poster art...
Keywords: Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Jim Franklin; Sixties; Armadillo Wold Headquarters; Vulcan Gas Company; Austin Music; Artists; Poster Artists; The Rag
Downloads: 90
[audio]Rag Radio 2015-01-16 - Blasphemy, Satire & Charlie Hebdo w/Paul Krassner, David Hamilton & Steve Weissman - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Legendary satirist Paul Krassner, The Rag Blog's David Hamilton (pictured), and French-based journalist Steve Weissman join Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer in a timely -- and lively -- discussion of "Blasphemy, Satire, and Charlie Hebdo." Krassner published and edited The Realist -- perhaps the closest thing to Charlie Hebdo in U.S. publishing history -- from 1958-2001, and he provides colorful historical context...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Tracey Schulz; Paul Krassner; David Hamilton; Steve Weissman; Charlie Hebdo; Free Speech; Muslim Diversity; Secularism; The Realist; French Society; Satire; Journalists; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 135
[audio]Laydeez do podcasts: Magical realism - Alex Fitch / Nicola Streeten
An episode of Laydeez do podcasts: Kripa Joshi, Mawil and Woodrow Phoenix talk about their work.
Keywords: Laydeez do podcasts; Kripa Joshi; Mawil; Woodrow Phoenix; Miss Moti; Sparky O'Hare; The Band; We can Still be friends; Home and away; Nelson; Alex Fitch; Nicola Streeten; The Rag Factory
Downloads: 451
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